Ellisville

The location of the Ellisville Superfund site. The Callahan Subsite is a section of the Ellisville site as a whole.
Screen capture | EPA.gov

The Environmental Protection Agency has again attempted to assure the city of Wildwood that a former toxic dumping site is now safe. However, local officials are still not convinced. 

car lot
Martin Kleppe | Flickr

On April 5, all St. Louis County voters, and residents of more than four dozen municipalities in St. Louis and St. Charles will see a variation of the following proposition, known as Proposition B  (A, V, or 1) on their ballot.

Voting booths
File photo | Rachel Heidenry | St. Louis Beacon

Updated 3:25 p.m. May 4 - Former Kinloch Mayor Darren Small, who lost on April 7, has filed a court petition that contests the election and alleges vote fraud.  The winning candidate, Betty McCray, is threatening legal action if she isn't soon allowed to get into City Hall.

Small's petition was filed in St. Louis Circuit Court last week, soon after the county Election Board presented the results of its house-to-house survey with county Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: A St. Louis County judge permanently reinstated Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul, a move that could end the impeachment saga that has gripped the suburban town.

“This is the never-ending story and it’s finally coming to an end,” Paul said. “And it’s got a good ending, I think."

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Reinstated Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul was handed his first major defeat since returning to office when the City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday night to authorize tax breaks for the proposed Wal-Mart project he had campaigned against.

Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul
Jo Mannies | St. Louis Beacon | 2013

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: After a standing ovation from allies and a quick search for the gavel, reinstated Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul was back in charge Tuesday night.

Despite his ear-to-ear grin, even Paul acknowledges that the reunion with fellow city officials – some of whom still want him out -- may be rockier than he’d hoped.

Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul
Jo Mannies | St. Louis Beacon | 2013

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: A St. Louis County circuit judge has temporarily reinstated Adam Paul as mayor of Ellisville, ruling Monday that the City Council followed incorrect procedures in removing Paul from office in April.

“He’s back in the saddle,’’ said Paul’s jubilant lawyer, Chet Pleban. Paul will preside at the next council meeting, Pleban added.

Mayor Adam Paul and lawyer Chet Pleban
Jo Mannies | St. Louis Beacon | 2013

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The Ellisville City Council was enmeshed in a long Night Two of its deliberations on the proposed impeachment of Mayor Adam Paul.

Four hours into Tuesday night's proceedings, the council was still listening to witnesses and the back-and-forth between the lawyers representing the council and Paul.

(via Flickr/Ian Sane)

Here's a strange, and painful-sounding, story out of Ellisville this morning for you:

A 53-year-old St. Louis County woman is hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck in the head by a deer.

Authorities say the woman was standing in a service station parking lot in Ellisville when two deer ran through the lot. One of them ran into the woman, knocking her to the ground. The animal then bounded into an insurance company window.

The woman is hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Her name has not been released.